Tyson West was born in Boston, Massachusetts, but in his childhood traveled all over the East. He largely grew up in Greenville, Pennsylvania, with its unspeakably beautiful post office, and attended the University of Virginia, the University of California, and New York University.
He is a father, writer, and active in real estate. Much of his inspiration comes from dealing with families and estate property.
He has published poetry in Danse Macabre, Misfits Miscellany, Subtopian, Haiku Journal, 50 Haikus, Three Line Poetry, World Haiku Review, Cattails Haiku Journal, Big Pulp, Cowboy Poetry Press, Annapurna, Shot Glass Journal, The Fib Review, Rat’s Ass Review, and The Heron’s Nest. He has had two poems nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His poetry collection Home-Canned Forbidden Fruit is available from Gribble Press. He received third place for the Second Annual Kalanithi award in 2018 for his rondel “Under the Bridge.”
He has also published many stories in various genres including erotica, steam punk, science fiction, horror, fantasy, pulp, weird western and western. His story “First Time Ain’t Easy” appeared in Passing Through published by Weasel Press. His story “God’s Plan” will appear in Knotted published by Weasel Press, and “Oh, What A Night!” comes out in Furry Frolics, to be published in 2018 by Thurston Howl.
He enjoys writing furry fiction because it allows him to get in touch with his inner rock hyrax.